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Does the plastic wrap trick help you lose weight?

Does the plastic wrap trick help you lose weight?

No!: And it is dangerous. Try eliminating 300 calories from your diet and doing 30 minutes of aerobic exercise every day. You will creat a negative balance of about 600 cal/day which equates to about 1 lb of wt loss per week. ...Read more

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Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Does body wrapping help lose weight?

No not really: You may loose water weight but no real change will take place in your actual body mass. To loose weight you must expend more energy than you take-in through your diet. Minimize the amount of carbohydrate (bread, soda, alcohol, pasta, potatoes, corn); maximize the amount of fiber (vegetables) and protein (lean meat, beans) in your diet. At the same time exercise (walk, run, bike, swim). ...Read more

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Will running a mile or more in a plastic suit once or twice a week help me lose weight?

Will running a mile or more in a plastic suit once or twice a week help me lose weight?

Yes, but...: Running a mile or more, once or twice a week, will help a person burn calories and lose weight as long as she doesn't eat or drink any calories back right after running. The type of clothing doesn't matter, but wearing a plastic suit on a warm day can overheat her body. Lose the suit. ...Read more

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How effective is plastic wrap to lose weight around the stomach area?

How effective is plastic wrap to lose weight around the stomach area?

Wrap: Wrapping for weight loss is a poor technique often used by your wrestlers. It causes increased sweating by building body heat and more fluid is lost than fat. Excessive sweating can cause electrolyte imbalance. ...Read more

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Yes just search tongue patch surgery. Medical docors are stitching a plastic square on tongues to cause pain when eating to lose weight. Legal how?

Yes just search tongue patch surgery. Medical docors are stitching a plastic square on tongues to cause pain when eating to lose weight. Legal how?

Tongue patch surgery: Personally, i think that's a ridiculous way to lose weight. Why not just eat less and exercise more? No one forces these patients to undergo the surgery. As a kid i used to hear 'just because someone else jumps off the root, doesn't mean you have to'. I guess some people are just desperate. ...Read more

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Enlarged, painful breasts. Should I lose weight or just go to plastic surgeon for reduction?

First...: First have your doctor evaluate you to make sure you are ok. Then lose weight to a weight you can maintain long term. At that point, seek a good plastic surgeon if you don't like the way things look . :). ...Read more

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What are good foods and diet plans to help lose weight.

What are good foods and diet plans to help lose weight.

Many alternatives: There are many alternatives you could choose; it's best to do this with a friend or group -- or even a nutritionist or coach. That way you have accountability and it also avoids isolation and discouragement. One helpful plan is dr. Joel fuhrman's: http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/weightloss/ also dr. Mark hyman's is great: http://drhyman.Com/ there are more! include consistent exercise too. ...Read more

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Does grapefruit help lose weight?

Does grapefruit help lose weight?

Yes: The 12-week pilot study, led by dr. Ken fujioka, monitored weight and metabolic factors, such as Insulin secretion, of the 100 men and women who participated in the scripps clinic 'grapefruit diet' study. On average, participants who ate half a grapefruit with each meal lost 3.6 pounds, while those who drank a serving of grapefruit juice three times a day lost 3.3 pounds. Some pt lost > 10 lbs. ...Read more

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